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Top 10 Things to Do Near Ollantaytambo, Peru

Updated: May 1

  1. We always first recommend a stroll around the Old Town of Ollantaytambo and/or the ruins on the mountain of Pinkulluna!

2. The palace of Manco Inca was recently excavated and restored, and is a great way to spend an hour or two close to town.


3. For a stiffer and steeper adventure, you can hike up to the spectacular Incan lookout site of Inti Punku which is a full day roundtrip from Ollantaytambo.


4. No visit to Ollantaytambo would be complete without visiting the amazing Fortress (“Fortaleza”) that dominates the town.


5. The pass of Abra Malaga (14,400 ft) is stunning with glaciers, an Inca road, and views in all directions. You go up in taxi and come down in the same taxi, or better yet cruise the 2 hour downhill on a bike!


6. You can also get to Pumamarka, (a lovely little visited Incan ruin near town) in a variety of ways.


7. The Salt Mines of Maras and the site of Moray are truly a don’t miss, you can visit them either by taxi, a taxi/hike combination, or an awesome mountain bike ride. (Moray/Salt Mines is one of our Top bike rides).


8. If you are going to Machu Picchu but don’t want to take the train, we can help you get there on bike through beautiful scenery. Not a trip for the faint hearted!


9. A guided bicycle tour is the best way to get out and experience the Incan Andes, more ‘off the beaten path’ safely but with a touch of the adventure Peru is famous for.


10. If you enjoy horseback riding, we recommend either a half day to Pumamarka or a full, adventurous day to Inti Punku.















Hope to see you soon!

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